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Errard, Jean
LA FORTIFICATION REDUICTE EN ART ET DEMONSTREE. PARIS, 1600
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
Errard, Jean
LA FORTIFICATION REDUICTE EN ART ET DEMONSTREE. PARIS, 1600
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP

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The Cottesloe Military Library

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Errard, Jean
LA FORTIFICATION REDUICTE EN ART ET DEMONSTREE. PARIS, 1600
folio (413 x 275mm.), engraved title-page, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, engraved illustrations, ruled in red, with final blank, contemporary limp vellum with gilt centrepiece, flat spine with gilt fleurs-de-lys, upper cover defective, lacking 2 pairs of ties

Provenance

Royal Military College, bookplate with HMSO sold stamp

Literature

not in the standard literature; cf. Cockle 802 (starting with the 1604 edition)

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION, RARE. This is considered the first independent French treatise on military architecture, which introduced to French readers the Italian styles of fortification with bastions and citadels. Errard worked for the Duke of Lorraine (like Appier) and later for Henri IV; part of the cost of this edition was borne by Henri. He was a practising engineer who designed several citadels for Henri.

For later editions, see lots 155-156.

The Cottesloe Military Library

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London